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Moist Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Bread with Dried Cranberries, Raisins, Apple Sauce, Diced Figs, and Walnuts

Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Bread (Light White Colored Whole Wheat)


  • 3 cups Prairie Gold Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (for added moisture)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110-115°F)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup diced dried figs
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • Olive oil (for greasing)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Prairie Gold Whole Wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt. Make a well in the center.
  2. In a separate bowl, dissolve the active dry yeast in warm water. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into the well of the flour mixture. Add the unsweetened applesauce.
  4. Mix the ingredients until a dough forms. If needed, add a bit more water or flour to achieve a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  6. Place the kneaded dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until it has doubled in size.
  7. Punch down the risen dough to release excess air. Flatten the dough and evenly distribute the dried cranberries, raisins, diced figs, and chopped walnuts on top.
  8. Fold the dough over the dried fruits and nuts, then gently knead to distribute them evenly throughout the dough.
  9. Shape the dough into a loaf and place it in a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan. Cover the pan with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise again for about 30-45 minutes.
  10. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  11. Once the dough has risen, place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  12. Remove the bread from the oven and carefully transfer the loaf from the pan to a wire rack. Let it cool completely before slicing.
  13. Slice and savor your Moist Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Bread with Dried Cranberries, Raisins, Apple Sauce, Diced Figs, and Walnuts. Enjoy it as a hearty and wholesome accompaniment to your meals or as a delightful snack.

Tip: Feel free to experiment with the proportions of dried fruits and walnuts to suit your taste preferences. The combination of these ingredients adds depth, flavor, and a delightful chewiness to the bread.